PS5 restock: Best Buy had it for sale today – GameStop, Sony Direct dates are next

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PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider

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PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider has helped 56,00 people buy a next-gen console in 2021 with his tireless 24/7 tracking, in-stock Twitter alerts and exclusive restock reporting.

The PS5 restock at Best Buy today is unlikely to be the last time we see the console in stock this week, according to our 24/7 PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert when PS5 is in stock – if you follow his account and turn on notifications. While Best Buy had the $399 PS5 Digital and $499 PS5 Disc for sale today, July 14, and quickly sold out, hundreds of Matt's Twitter followers were able to finally buy the Sony console. And, Matt will soon tweet out if GameStop is indeed on Thursday and the Sony Direct virtual queue opens up to everyone on Friday.

When? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for live restock news. It's the fastest way to get PS5 restock updates.

Don't buy from other Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will legitimate sell a PS5 for just $550.

PS5 restock at Target Twitter alert

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Click on this last major restock date (not counting Antonline today) from Friday of last week, when Target had the $499 PS5 Disc and $399 PS5 Digital in stock.

PS5 restock news: Best Buy sells out in minutes

The PS5 restock at Best Buy today was the first major console drop this week. We did also see Antonline restock a PS5 bundle this morning, but that sold out in under two minutes, and it wasn't for everyone given the fact that the price was $800+ (though everything was at face value and MSRP for the game and accessory kit included).

Best Buy had both PS5 Digital and Disc for sale with the PS5 console by itself, but as always, this online order confused some people because they needed to buy it by selecting your local store (there's no shipment option and no, you can't buy PS5 in stores yet). This means not every location has inventory and not all of Matt Swider's followers were able to get the console today.

The good news is that there are at least two more PS5 restock opportunities that are being hinted at by major retailers in the US, with GameStop and Sony Direct leading the charge for the remainder of the week, and Walmart a possibility.

PS5 restock tracker: step-by-step guide

  • 1. Get alerts: Follow PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider with notifications turned on. Otherwise, you're going to miss the PS5 restock. 
  • 2. Live coaching: Matt has been doing PS5 restock live streams on YouTube to help illustrate – in real-time – how to buy the console.
  • 3. Remember not to buy from Twitter resellers which are filled with scams, no matter how tempting they are.

GameStop PS5 restock date may be tomorrow

  • Next GameStop PS5 restock date: Hinted at for Wednesday, July 15
  • Last GameStop PS5 restock date: Thursday, July 1 at 11:30am EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The GameStop restock date is likely tomorrow, July 15, according to emails sent to our PS5 restock expert Matt Swider. The retailer is hyping up its Power Rewards Pro membership, which is now being required if you want 'early access' to ordering the console (how long that access lasts is completely unknown). There may also be an Xbox Series X restock tomorrow also featuring bundles.

Specifically, the retailer mentioned that you'll need a sign-up for its Pro membership ($15 a year) by midnight tonight in order for it to count for the console stock. It didn't specify when this next restock will happen, but it's safe to assume, given that deadline, that we'll see GameStop restock PS5 bundles tomorrow. And if it does happen, we'll be there with a tweet telling you in advance and a PS5 restock live stream.

PS5 restock GameStop Twitter alert

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Sony Direct PS5 restock date and time

  • Next Sony Direct PS5 restock: Friday, July 16 at 3pm ET – and maybe 5pm ET
  • Last Sony Direct PS5 restock date for email invites: Wednesday, June 23
  • Last major Sony Direct virtual queue: Wednesday, June 16 at 5pm EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

On Friday, July 16, it'll be exactly one month since the last Sony Direct PS5 restock – well, the last restock everyone was invited to participate in. The Sony Direct virtual queue doesn't always open up to everyone (see: the June 23 restock that was limited to people with that Sony Direct email invite and left everyone else hanging).

While everyone who got the email invite today in advance of the Friday restock at Sony Direct has been asked to click a link in their email (one time use) at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT, Sony usually opens up a second virtual queue at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT – if there are leftover consoles. Given the fact we've seen hundreds of people buy a PS5 from this open-to-everyone queue, there's a good chance it'll happen at 5pm EDT.

Here's the Sony Direct PS5 restock Twitter alert to look out for.

PS5 restock

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Walmart PS5 restock date: almost always Thursday

  • Next Walmart PS5 restock date: could be Thursday, July 15 at 3pm EDT
  • Last minor Walmart PS5 restock date: Thursday, July 1 at 3pm EDT
  • Last major Walmart PS5 restock date: Thursday, June 17 at 3pm EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from Walmart: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The next likely Walmart PS5 restock date is July 15, as we haven't seen major stock from the retailer since June 17. With more people having received their orders from the prior PS5 restock (yes, Walmart takes this long to ship to some customers), we're likely going to finally see another round at 3pm this upcoming Thursday.  

The good news is that Matt Swider often gets advance notice if there's going to be a Walmart PS5 restock, citing a press release that the retailer issues to TechRadar. The official word comes almost three hours in advance of the restock at 12pm EDT.

PS5 restock Walmart

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Antonline PS5 restock happened today too

You may have missed this or have forgotten about it after the overshadowing Best Buy PS5 restock today, but Antonline also had the PlayStation 5 in stock with a mega bundle. It included two games (Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls), along with a 12-month membership to PlayStation Plus, two DualSense controllers and a PlayStation camera. The PS5 price is $829.94, and with sales tax in most US states, you'll pay close to $900.

The good thing about the Antonline PS5 restock is that everything is at face value, so you're not paying a premium for just the console like you would a reseller. The retail site doesn't mess around with the add-to-cart button (meaning once orders open, the checkout process is first-come, first-serve) and Antonline ships the PS5 quickly. It just lasts two minutes in stock, so you'll need our alerts.

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Target PS5 restock date

  • Next Target PS5 restock date: Likely next week or the week after
  • Last Target PS5 restock date: Friday, July 9 at 7:07am EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The Target PS5 restock just happened last Friday, so we don't expect there to be another for a week or two. Target went three weeks without a restock of the PlayStation 5, so it's safe to assume it needs way more than a single week to move inventory through its warehouses and to individual stores. There have been a few Target PS5 Digital restocks on Monday and Tuesday, the theory being it's at stores that got late shipments of the restock last week.

In 2021, the Target PS5 restock date has always been on a Wednesday or Thursday – except for this past week in which is happened on a Friday (maybe because of the 4th of July holiday). It's also usually at 7:40am EDT, but the PS5 Disc went on sale at 7:07am EDT, which is why we always advise checking for our alert during the 7am EDT hour. Again, no PS5 restock date is expected from Target this week.

PS5 restock Target

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Newegg PS5 restock date

  • Next Newegg PS5 restock date: About every other week in the Newegg Shuffle
  • Last Newegg PS5 restock date: Thursday, July 8 at 11am EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from Sam's Club: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The true Newegg PS5 restock is part of its Newegg Shuffle, not the individual console product pages where the prices are well beyond MSRP care of third-party resellers. Newegg Shuffle is the retailer's popular products lottery in which is raffles the ability to purchase GPU, CPU and console items daily – often in bundle form.

The PS5 console doesn't always make it into the selection. In fact, we've been seeing it as part of the Newegg Shuffle every other week. We'll send out an alert daily before the two-hour window in which the Newegg Shuffle period is open for new entries (usually the time is from 11am EDT to 1pm EDT).

PS5 restock Newegg Twitter alert

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Sam's Club PS5 restock date

The next Sam's Club PS5 restock date is likely next month, as we've already seen the Sony console in stock at the Walmart-owned club store in July, specifically the date was July 1. We don't see Sam's Club offer many PS5 bundles week-to-week, but the benefit to this store, as opposed to Costco, for example, is that you don't have to be a member – you can pay a small fee to buy the console and checkout as a guest.

With Sam's Club restock dates being so rare, we don't advise staying up until 1am EDT every night in order to snag the PS5. However, that's been the most popular time from Sam's Club since launch and we'll send out an alert via our Twitter tracker like the one you see below.

PS5 restock

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Costco PS5 restock date

Costco doesn't restock PS5 often – maybe once a month – and it's limited to Costco members, which is actually a good thing if you're a paid member. Even then, it sells out of its bundles just as quickly as Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart. This is due to the fact that its bundles are at face value for the games and accessories. You'll have less than three minutes on most Costco PS5 restock dates to get the console.

Our PS5 restock alerts for Costco, like the one below, is a good reason to tracker the PlayStation 5 with us on Twitter. It can crop up at any moment. 

PS5 restock at Costco

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Monday, July 12, could be slow, as are always Monday restock events. But we're still tracking  PS5 24/7 at a dozen retailers in the US. We're working overtime to help out the 750,000 followers of Matt Swider, all trying to buy the PS5. It's actually gotten easier to find PS5 in stock during the summer months (it's still not what we'd consider easy), but we don't expect that to last. By the end of September, every parent will want PS5 for the kid during Christmas, so we suggest trying to get it before Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We'll continue to update PS5 restock news at more retailers gain inventory of the Sony console. Of the main retailers in the US, GameStop has become the easiest to buy the console from thanks to its bundles that turn off resellers. Even then, it sells out consistently without everyone being able to buy it, accordingly to the vocal followers of PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. We'll keep checking tonight as well as tomorrow, July 15.

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